Day 12 since social distancing started. 209 UK deaths in past 24 hours. 9 more cases in Oldham in the past 24 hours.

VOLUNTEER PRESCRIPTION DRIVERS NEEDED
Last night I put a call out for 20 volunteers to deliver prescriptions on behalf of Royton’s 3 pharmacies. Read full details and the amazing response here. Tomorrow I will take the printed list of volunteers to the 3 pharmacies in Royton so that they can encourage vulnerable customers to accept home delivery instead of risking infection by travelling into the town centre. Well done everyone and thanks to staff at the health & wellbeing centre and a local pharmacist for highlighting the problem and helping come up with a plan.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT GROUPS OF TEENS AND DOG WALKERS
Too many teens hanging around. Too many people driving to Tandle Hills. etc. This was a grumble session:

10th HOME GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE ADDED
"Shaw Groceries" asked ILR to mention their home delivery service. They cover Royton and they take contactless card payment on your doorstep. Minimum spend £20. See www.iloveroyton.com for the updated list.

KEY-WORKER SINGLE MUM DESCRIBES CHALLENGES OF SHOPPING ALONE
She leaves the kids at home, keeps them on video chat and takes her chance in the supermarket.

STAY AT HOME SONG
Bit of bad language but this was shared to ILR by a follower. Enjoy


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The info below is carried over from previous statuses for easy reference

EMAIL NEWSLETTER OF KEY INFO
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BIN UPDATES
Put your grey bin out every week filled with ALL of your waste including paper, plastic, food, garden, etc. Any waste left on the ground next to the bin will not be collected.

HOME DELIVERY OF GROCERIES
See www.iloveroyton.com for a list of 10 home delivery services for groceries, butchers, bakers, fish-mongers, farm shops, etc.

TRIPLE SAFETY NET
If you are isolating and can’t get groceries, medication or other similar items, here is your triple safety net to help keep you away from the shops.

SAFETY NET #1 - GROCERIES TO YOUR DOOR
You can get same-day / next-day delivery from the local corner-shops, butchers, bakers, fish-mongers, farm shops, etc listed at www.iloveroyton.com

SAFETY NEXT #2 - OLDHAM COUNCIL HOTLINE
A new hotline is now live on 0161 770 7007 for people to call for help. The hotline will be open from 9am–5pm on weekdays and 11am to 2pm on weekends. After calling the helpline we aim to get back to people in 24 hours and a package will be coordinated in the following days. The food will be a basic package of items and other essential such as sanitary products and basic toiletries. Full details: https://iloveroyton.com/post/oldham-council-hotline-if-you-re-in-crisis

SAFETY NET #3 - CONTACT ILR
If options 1 and 2 aren’t suitable please send a Private Message to ILR using Facebook at m.me/royton or by text message to 07763 727763. Full details of option 3 can be seen at https://bit.ly/2xsvbhR

More general info to help Royton's battle against coronavirus at www.iloveroyton.com